John Wooden, Bobby Knight and Knee Pain

Bobby Knight and John Wooden are two of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. And their styles couldn’t be any more different. During the game, Wooden would most often sit quietly

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What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Your Bones

Elon Musk is convinced that humans will travel to Mars within seven years. I don’t doubt that he and his company SpaceX will solve the technological issues to get there. But, no one is talking about

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Why Do You Feel Tight Even Though You Stretch?

I was a high jumper in high school. And not a good one at the start. This was before the rise of the “Fosbury Flop”.  We used something called the “Straddle” where you lead with the front leg

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New Guidelines Reveal Answer for Lower Back Pain

Approximate read time: 3 minutes NY Times: https://goo.gl/PR2ilX Saying active with lower back pain is not bad advice. But what does “staying active” mean? Dr. Weinstein suggests, “I know your back

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To Maximize Strength and Minimize Injury Risk, Follow This Rule

Estimated read time: 3 to 4 minutes The Champions tour used to be known as the “Seniors” tour but apparently “seniors” wasn’t the best description. Me either. When does that happen

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Aging and the Edges

I still have “use or lose it” on my mind… I’m 61 years of age now. How did that happen? I received an email from a former student, Darin, who is now CEO of a hospital in Idaho. A hollow gasp

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New Study Suggests Osteoarthritis is On The Rise – What to Do?

One of my professors in PT school once said that if you live long enough, you’ll get osteoarthritis (OA). Cheery guy. I asked him why and he said, “You get one dose of cartilage and you’ll just wear

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The Knee Rehab Myth That Ruined a Good Lunch

Several years ago, a new surgeon had joined the practice of an orthopedist whom I had known all of my career. He wanted me to meet his new partner. So, we had lunch. Our discussion turned technical when

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The Hardest Part of Running

Looking out her front window, she saw something very unusual. It was a man wearing very short shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt. He was moving quickly. Not really walking and not running. “What is he

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The Need for Speed

On any given day in our neighborhood you will see a mom or dad pushing a stroller or a happy dog with his owner and some people walking briskly or running. Some days though, I see a few people who are

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